• Joe Breitfeller

Qatar Airways Expands Africa Network With Added Frequencies to Cape Town, Johannesburg and More

The airline will increase frequencies to Cape Town, Tunis and Casablanca to five-times weekly, while Service to Johannesburg will increase to 18 weekly flights. The added service increases Qatar Airways’ Africa network to over 100 weekly flights to 23 destinations.


Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 Empennage - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (January 25, 2021) Qatar Airways announced the expansion of their Africa network to over 100 weekly flights to 23 destinations. The airline will increase frequencies to Cape Town, Casablanca, and Tunis to five flights weekly, while service to Johannesburg will be increased to 18 weekly flights. As the carrier rebuilds their Africa network, frequencies will be increased to Alexandria, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Durban, Johannesburg, Maputo, and Tunis. Qatar Airways currently offers service to mere than 120 destinations, which will be increased to 130 by the end of March 2021. In Monday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,

Qatar Airways Expands Africa Network - Courtesy Qatar Airways

“We are proud to be the leading international carrier connecting Africa with Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., offering more flexible travel options and a global network of flights that passengers, trade and business partners can rely on. Having launched three new destinations in Africa with Abuja, Accra and Luanda joining our network in 2020, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the region by adding new routes and steadily increasing frequencies across the continent. With the resumption of Alexandria and Cairo, we will operate over 100 weekly flights to and from Africa with connections via the Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport, to our global network of over 120 destinations. As global travel recovers in 2021, we look forward to further expanding our network and offering more connections to and from Africa.”


Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the state of Qatar and currently operates over 800 weekly flights to more than 120 destinations, providing more flexible travel options to more global destinations than any other airline. The airline plans on increasing their offer to 130 destinations by the end of March 2021.


Qatar Airways was named the ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the 2019 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax as well as the ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class.’ The carrier has also been awarded the title for ‘Best Business Class Seat’ in recognition of their ground-breaking Qsuite product which offers a spacious 1-2-1 seat layout. Additionally, Qatar Airways is the only carrier to have ever received the prestigious “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title five times. Qatar Airways normally serves over 170 global destinations with a fleet of more than 250 modern aircraft. The airline’s primary hub is located at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.



Source: Qatar Airways

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